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Gungrave review

Aww man!! This is a really touching anime. Well, both touching and depressing. Hmm, maybe touching is not the word to use, more like… moving perhaps?

Friendship, the iron code, turmoil, it is a really good anime overall.

I don’t like the idea of how the anime gets from bad to worst. Well, not the anime itself, but the situations in which the characters are placed in. It is one thing after another. And though they are all related (one huge situation that just kept spiraling out of control until it ends in the end ), it never gets happy. It is forever getting sadder and sadder.

However, this a excellent anime.

The internal turmoil that Brandon Heat AKA Beyond the Grave feels is portrayed in a different manner from the usual. Instead of giving you an insight into the head of the main character, all you are faced with is silence. Simply because he is a quiet guy.

The characters are all solidly developed and the story has a nice start to finish. There are no episodes that were unnecessary in my opinion. I like the way the flashback sequence was used in the final episode. I mean, i am pretty sure about what happened in the end. But you are not really given an outright answer as to the conclusion of the anime, which pleases me cos i get to think happy thoughts! haha

Overall, this anime is filled with blood and violence and is quite a heavy anime (not information wise, but mood wise). This is probably more of an anime for guys.

Rating… 9/10

It is good stuff.
Nice character development as well as animation. A solid plot.

What i don’t like about this is the occasional slow pace of the anime, and Grave’s cowboy outfit! (i know it is suppose to look cool, but the character looks cooler in a white tee and pants.) I like grave’s specs though, they look nice.

One thing i was shock to discover. I keep seeing promotional pictures of Gungrave, and grave is wearing that hideous outfit all the time. I thought that i would hate the character cos it was ugly but honestly, Brandon is a really good looking anime character. -shocked- ^^

seeeee… the character is actually good looking. And his specs is cool. (Though i don’t get the gray hair part. ^^; why did his hair turn gray?i mean it is not cos of age cos his hair suddenly appeared gray right after he *spoiler* died and got brought back from the dead and decided to start killing all the out of control monsters.)hmm…

-anyway, ra out! take care all!

Gungrave ep 01-08 review

Gungrave on ANN

I started watching this show because the creator of this anime was the same as that of Trigun. However, this anime is very different from Trigun. Sure there are guns. Sure it is about killing. Sure it is about the main character that does not want to kill others. But as the plot for gungrave progresses, it gets bleaker and bleaker. But the heaviness of the anime makes it a good anime.

It was not what i had expected when i started watching the anime. I was hoping for action, non stop action, or perhaps something like Trigun? But it was not what i got out of this anime.
The world of the Mafia.
The iron code.
Brandon Heat repeats a sentence that i found to be really interesting…

    “To protect means not to think about yourself for the sake of others.
But to keep on protecting means something different.
To keep on protecting means not to betray.

It is quite true really. Protecting means not to think about yourself. Well, just from that sentence you can probably tell the route that this anime is taking.

The characters are not “pretty” (as in cool or handsome or whatever) i mean the character animations are really nice, because the look of those characters bring out the essence of the anime and at the same time it does not make it seem too visually unappealing.

One thing i cannot stand is that the main character talks too little. But i understand why that is so, if he were as talkative as Vash it would not suit his character at all.

I hope that the anime continues to be good.

Hmm, the world of the mafia. I am starting to actually like watching anime that have a little of the mafia essence in it. It makes the anime seem interesting. To be able to get a glimpse (though i very very PG rated version of real life) of what the mafia may have been about or is about. (I am not *that* interested in that world, but it would be good not to think the world as being a pink and fluffy place. LOL)

Anyway, i shall keep on watching and update as soon as possible.

I hate harry macdowel (Brandon Heat’s bestfriend) he just seems to be a very… manipulative person.

Rating so far? 7.5/10
It is good but it can get slow at times.
The beginning is boring but important and as the story progresses it gets more interesting.

I feel for the character(Brandon Heat). He is a really good character. He does not do much, he does not say much, but from not doing and saying anything you can tell a lot of things. It is a very different feeling from those characters that talk non stop without any substance. Plus he is kinda different from the typical tormented heroes. He does not whine about how righteous he is being and how it is killing him inside or blame it on anyone. He does not say a thing about it cept for that phrase above. And he was saying that if he could tell his past self he wish that he was able to say

    “To protect means not to think about yourself for the sake of others.
But to keep on protecting means something different.
To keep on protecting means not to betray.

-ra out ^^